How it Works
Browse through Advent Prep Club’s 200+ creative activity ideas and select the activities that best fit your family. Activities can be filtered by age and/or type.
Once you’ve selected your activities, your customized templates will be created for you: a supply list, online shopping links, printables, a budget spreadsheet and more!
Utilize Advent Prep Club’s templates, processes, resources, helpful tips, Pinterest boards and private Facebook group to plan and execute your family’s Advent activity calendar.
What You Get
Complete access to Advent Prep Club’s website with a unique and secure login.
200+ activity ideas to choose from that can be filtered by age and/or type.
Organized for you
Customized templates based on your activity selections: a supply list, online shopping links, printables, a budget spreadsheet and more.
Ability to edit and make changes anytime to your activity selections and templates. It’s completely customizable!
Tips & Tricks
How-tos, helpful resources, and suggested tips and tricks for smoother planning and execution.
Access to Advent Prep Club’s Pinterest boards for creative inspiration and to the private Facebook group for idea-sharing and Q&A’s.
How it Started
Mindy Rives is the creator and founder of Advent Prep Club. She is wife to Josh and mama to Lucy (11), June (9) and Ruby (4). A self-proclaimed Christmas fanatic, Mindy began the Rives family Advent activity calendar in 2012 to build tradition, make the Christmas season linger, and create a meaningful, memorable, FUN and Christ-centered holiday experience for her family. Read the story
“Advent Prep Club simplified the planning process, kept me organized and on budget, and made me look like a hero to my boys with all the boy-friendly activities! Most importantly, Advent Prep Club gave me more ideas on how to naturally point our family toward Christ. Each activity held a golden opportunity to have meaningful moments and conversations about Jesus, His character and how much He loves us. I’m so thankful for the rich tradition and sweet memories that our Advent activity calendar has given us over the years, and having access to an online planning resource like Advent Prep Club is icing on the cake!”Courtney Edwards
“Advent Prep Club was the gift I didn’t know we needed last year! As a newly single momma, ensuring our 2020 Advent calendar was special and included many of our normal traditions was a priority. So many things looked different in our lives, but Advent Prep Club allowed us to cherish the Christmas season, relieving me of all the stress and planning, so I could fully enjoy time with my girls. APC was a HUGE blessing that I will always be thankful for and recommend to everyone!”Brittany Gauntt
“Advent Prep Club brought the joy back to our Advent celebration! My Gran always said, ‘Love is in the details,’ and Mindy leaves no stone unturned. She covers all the bases to make your Advent activity calendar a success! In addition to her incredibly thoughtful planning process, you also have access to a members-only Facebook group that provides community, encouragement, additional ideas and planning tips during the Advent season. Everything APC brings to the table is fun, creative and can fit any budget. For anyone out there who sits shoulder to shoulder with me in feeling overwhelmed with the planning process, Advent Prep Club is for you!”Jen Massey
“Planning and prepping our Advent activity calendar is always a daunting part of the holiday season, but thankfully Advent Prep Club streamlined the process for me and eliminated any feelings of being overwhelmed this past year! My favorite feature of the website is the 200+ creative activities to choose from. Each activity can be filtered by age and/or type of activity and includes a detailed description, supply list, shopping links, and the ability to edit and personalize the activity name to fit my family. Advent Prep Club is the perfect resource I needed to bring together the excitement of Christmas and help prepare my children’s hearts for the arrival of Christ.”Jessica Mickelson
“For the past eight years, my family has created a lifetime of Christmas memories, thanks to the creativity, planning and abundant resources Mindy gives! We’ve been able to adapt our Advent activities every year to fit our kids’ ages, our budget and our family goals. I get so many questions from friends and family each year about our Advent activity calendar, and it’s my joy to give full credit to Mindy for our fun!”Karen Rector
“Our Advent activity calendar is my family’s favorite tradition of the entire year! Utilizing Advent Prep Club’s ideas, resources and tips make it very easy to implement and make our own. In a season where it is easy to get caught up in the busyness and material things, our Advent activity calendar allows my family to slow down and create cherished memories – all while pointing us to Christ and the true gifts of the Christmas season.”Jennifer Greever
“My family is immensely blessed every holiday season by our Advent activity calendar! It brings us together for intentional family experiences and prepares our hearts for the true meaning of Christmas. Using Advent Prep Club’s creative ideas and resources help make our activities purposeful, fun, and easy to plan and execute.”Marci Brooks
“Inspired by Mindy, and continually grateful for her willingness to share ideas and tips, our Advent activity calendar keeps our family’s focus on Jesus while making precious holiday memories together. It is the yearly tradition we all look forward to most as we approach the Christmas season, and our children have been blessed by it more than we can ever fully express.”Erica Burgess
Advent Prep Club will guide you every step of the way as you plan, prep and execute your Advent activity calendar. Get started today!